If you wish to direct a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is directed to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the site which you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have set up a site through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a few hours it'll propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.